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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 3

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 3

JOHN AND YOKO: John Lennon, right, is seen with his wife Yoko Ono at a press conference in 1969. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some Hollywood headlines from years past.

1967: Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. Wilson said he was a conscientious objector.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Two Virgins” record sleeve, which showed them posing nude, was declared pornographic in New Jersey. Police seized copies of the album.

1970: Members of The Beatles recorded their last song together, “I Me Mine.” George Harrison later used that title for his autobiography.

1970: Singer Davy Jones announced he was leaving The Monkees, a year after Peter Tork quit the group.

1974: Bob Dylan and The Band opened a brief tour. Several dates were recorded for a live album.

1989: Country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year.

1989: “The Arsenio Hall Show” made its premiere on Fox.

1991: The sit-com “Blossom” premiered on NBC.

2004: Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a spur-of-the-moment wedding in Las Vegas. The marriage lasted 55 hours before they got it annulled.

Today’s Birthdays: Record producer George Martin is 88. Actor Robert Loggia is 84. Actor Dabney Coleman is 82. Singer Stephen Stills is 69. Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 68. Actress Victoria Principal is 64. Actor Mel Gibson is 58. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 45. Musician Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk is 39. Actor Jason Marsden (“Ally McBeal”) is 39. Actress Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) is 39. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (“The O.C.”) is 38. Singer and former “American Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke is 36. Drummer Mark Pontius of Foster The People is 29. Guitarist Nash Overstreet of Hot Chelle Rae is 28.

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